puzzling problems with dvr on hr24-500

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by BL36, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. BL36

    BL36 Member

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    each 24-500 dvr receiver is operating solo on a line from a 1 to 3 swm splitter. I know it makes no sense to go back to the reception at dish, because the live play is literally 100% flawless. I've just been looking at this too long, and have run out of ideas.
     
  2. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Before I would go through all that --Why NOT take the cable you used for current test --and just run it on top of the ground to see if it changes anything
     
  3. BL36

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    It's not a solid copper core either. I'm guessing you're saying the copper core aspect isn't really a deal braker for the cable between dish and swm splitter.
     
  4. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

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    Personally I would use solid copper everywhere.
     
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    The further you go the better the cable needs to be. One can use "substandard" cable for short runs. Longer runs is where not meeting the standard is more noticeable. Changing standards can be annoying when one puts in a current "standard" cable then new equipment comes along that asks for something better. Some times the "substandard" works fine (cable can be built better than a standard, tested to meet a standard, sold as cable that meets a standard but still be better than the standard).

    If you are getting a good signal on a long expensive to replace "substandard" run it may be better to leave it. Poor signal should be replaced ... and when done choose something that exceeds the standard, especially if it is expensive to replace.
     
  6. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    SOLID COPPER CORE is a Must from the dish to the first split. always has been --if you can run it everywhere it's plus -but non solid core will work
     
  7. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Solid copper should be on the entire path from the power inserter (whether standalone or part of a Genie) to the LNB assembly. The rest makes absolutely no difference as DC voltages don't come into play. If you're using a 29V PI, it probably doesn't matter as even solid steel wire isn't going to drop more than 8V.

    Since these units are all running "solo" (not whole home?), chasing after cabling issues is an utterly fruitless pursuit. The problems are internal to the DVRs and that's not something that can be fixed with anything other than a firmware update that directly addresses the issue.
     
  8. BL36

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    I think you hit the nail on the head. The firmware updates certainly don't happen as often as they used to. Thanks for the input.
     

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